Unraveling the Mystery of the Trevor Davis Pick
We listened to Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson talk about all the Green Bay Packers’ draft picks, but we were especially interested in what they had to say about fifth-round pick Trevor Davis.
Davis is the Cal receiver whose selection made the least sense of any of the Packers’ picks last week.
It didn’t make sense because the Packers were six deep at receiver before selecting Davis and Davis isn’t considered an NFL-ready receiver.
He does bring one thing to the table though.
Davis ran a 4.42 40 at the combine. He was clocked with faster times in other workouts.
McCarthy and Thompson wouldn’t admit they wanted to get faster at receiver, but that appears to be the only logical reason you’d make this pick in the fifth round. You’re certainly not choosing a guy in that round to purposely stash on the practice squad.
In year one — providing he makes the team — the Packers are looking at Davis as a return man.
“He’s a potential returner,” McCarthy said. “It’s important here especially in November through January. He will be given opportunity to compete.”
There’s no doubt the Packers chose Davis for more than that, though. They don’t see him as just a returner. They see him as a guy who can develop into a decent receiver as well.
It doesn’t seem logical that the Packers will keep seven receivers in 2016.
That means someone among the group of Davante Adams, Jeff Janis, Jared Abbrederis and Davis are likely out.
Adams, based on his 2015 performance, would seem like the obvious choice, but we have a hard time seeing the Packers give up on a second-round pick after just two seasons.
This competition will be interesting.